Mad Dog Mattis has long been respected as one of the most straight-forward and brutal military leaders of our time, but few people know the extent of his generosity.
James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1969 and quickly shot through the ranks due to his natural skill set and extreme work ethic. By the Afghanistan war, Mattis was a colonel. By the Iraq war, he was a major general. Now, he’s our Secretary of Defense.
He’s known for his famous one liners, that make Obama and his Secretary of Defense look like complete pansies:
“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery, but I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: if you f*ck with me, I’ll kill you all.”
“Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.”
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
“You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”
Despite his vicious military reputation, he’s actually an incredibly kind person. In fact, just recently he absolutely STUNNED a young high school student with his response to an interview request.
The Washington Post recently ran a photo of Trump and his bodyguard, Keith Schiller, walking outside of the white house…but what’s interesting is what Schiller was carrying.
What seemed like just a stash of folders to most people, was something different to Teddy Fischer, a sharp eyed sophomore from Mercer Island High School. He spotted a yellow sticky note on the files that Trump’s bodyguard was clutching, and on the sticky note was Mad Dog Mattis’ phone number.
The Washington Post quickly removed the photo, but that didn’t stop Teddy Fischer from reaching out to Mattis first. Daily Mail reports:
“A high school student scored an exclusive interview with Pentagon chief Jim Mattis after an aide of President Donald Trump inadvertently exposed the defense secretary’s cell phone number.”
“The Washington Post in May ran a photo of Trump and his bodyguard Keith Schiller walking outside the White House, with Schiller clutching a bunch of papers.”
“Sharp-eyed readers noticed that atop the papers was a yellow sticky note that said ‘Jim, Mad Dog, Mattis’ along with a phone number.”
“I called it to see if it was him, because I was pretty curious if this is actually his number or is it kind of a joke,” Fischer told the King 5 local news channel in his home state of Washington. There was no response, but he left a text message.
Shockingly enough, Mattis actually called back and agreed to schedule a 45 minute interview—something that even CNN hasn’t been able to pull off. When asked why he chose to call the student back, Mattis said it was partly because he also comes from Washington State.
“I’ve always tried to help students, because I think we owe it to you young folks to pass on what we learned going down the road,” Mattis said. Many Americans are proud to have him as our Secretary of Defense, and he’s proving us right each and every day.